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Restaurant el Manguito

Minute Walk From Town Pier Across the River Or 5 Minute Walk Up the Path From La Playa 15, Yelapa 48440, Mexico
+52 322 209 5061
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“chile relleno” (7 reviews)
“fish” (6 reviews)
“guacamole” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Minute Walk From Town Pier Across the River Or 5 Minute Walk Up the Path From La Playa 15, Yelapa 48440, Mexico
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

When we arrived for dinner, it was on the early side and the place looked deserted. Someone called to us from across the road--are you looking to eat? have drinks? We said yes and he said he'd call the chef. This was the owner and...More

Thank leamington_malfoof
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were able to arrange for a cooking lesson here and we learned to make Chile relleno, chicken soup, and rice. It was a lot of fun and the food turned out great, with a lot of help from our instructors. Really...More

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The restaurant is lovely. the walk to it is very interesting and easy. the owner and chef is very friendly and nice and speaks good english. i have been to El Manguito several times over the past 5 years and it seems as if the...More

Thank judyth101
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

My friend and I stopped for lunch at El Manguito on the way home from the waterfall as no trip to Yelapa is complete without a few meals at this wonderful family run restaurant. As usual the food was delicious and it was nice to...More

Thank zoeyryan
Reviewed 29 January 2018

This place is a bit of a walk but definitely worth it. Bring a flash light. There where lots of choices in food. big portions. the food was really good. Not just your typical enchiladas and tacos kind of a place.

Thank reginastruble
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Los Abuelos is still at the top of my list of Best Restaurants in Yelapa but El Manguito is very close behind. My husband and I had walked over to the restaurant on a previous visit but it was late in the season and the...More

Thank Itsmeeloise
Reviewed 27 November 2017

its a little bit of a walk up river but its worth it.we had fresh fish with good veggies and salad.the owner was real nice and spent time talking to us.the location is great and you get a taste of the local life getting there.

Thank BrianG3643
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Very good little restaurant not far from la playa; a pleasant stroll through the river walk jungle. A true "mom and pop" operation with very good food, drinks, and service all delivered by the owners themselves. Some of the best chicken mole I've tasted in...More

Thank fishjunkie
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We only had margaritas but they were awesome. The limes were squeezed fresh for each drink and they weren't too sweet. We each had two (one more than we really needed) because they were so good and cheap. Worth the walk from town!

Thank MrandMrsBarry
Reviewed 22 March 2017

By far the best food in Yelapa, or anywhere in Puerto Vallarta/Jalisco as far as I'm concerned! The Catalina Chicken and Mango Cocunut Shrimp are to die for. You MUST try the passion fruit margarita and the mango margarita, fruit grown right there! They have...More

Thank Marci M
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26 February 2017|
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Response from Travelgonecrazy | Reviewed this property |
I never asked if they were seasonal or not. However, because of the location I imagine they need all the customers they can get, including the locals. My get is yes, especially in June as it is slow season and......start of... More
12 March 2015|
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Response from lzahn | Reviewed this property |
It was comparable to all the other restaturants in the area. Tortilla soup 70 pesos Chicken Fajitas 100 pesos. mojito 60 pesos.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Minute Walk From Town Pier Across the River Or 5 Minute Walk Up the Path From La Playa 15, Yelapa 48440, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Costalegre  >  Yelapa
  • Phone Number: +52 322 209 5061
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